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Catching Wild Pigs

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Conagher, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Catching Wild Pigs

    There was a Chemistry professor in a large college
    that had some exchange students in the class. One day while
    the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man
    (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as
    if his back hurt.

    The professor asked the young man what was the matter.
    The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back.
    He had been shot while fighting communists in his native
    country who were trying to overthrow his country's government
    and install a new communist government.

    In the midst of his story he looked at the professor
    and asked a strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to
    catch wild pigs?'

    The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the
    punch line. The young man said this was no joke. 'You catch
    wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and
    putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come
    every day to eat the free corn. When they are used to
    coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place
    where they are used to coming. When they get used to the
    fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another
    side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat
    again. You continue until you have all four sides of the
    fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used
    to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat,
    you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

    Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They
    run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.
    Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so
    used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods
    for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

    The young man then told the professor that is exactly
    what he sees happening to America The government keeps
    pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn
    out in the form of programs such as supplemental income,
    tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy
    subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare,
    medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just
    a little at a time.

    One should always remember: There is no such thing as
    a free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a
    service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

    And, if you see that all of this wonderful government
    'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in
    America, you might want to tell this to your friends. If
    you think the free ride is essential to our way of life then
    you will probably delete this, but God help you when the
    gate slams shut!

    In this 'very important' election year, listen closely
    to what the candidates are promising you - just maybe you
    will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate on

    Think about this very carefully because: 'A government that
    is big enough to give you everything you want, is also big
    enough to take away everything you have.'
    - Thomas Jefferson
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

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